Hua Hin Temples
The most recognisible temple (arguably) is the main one, Wat Ampharam, in the center of Hua Hin right opposite the Bintabat.
Historically, from Wat Ampharam, the monks used to do their morning alms rounds down the road running towards the Hilton, which was named Binthabat after the practice.
There is repeated talk of the bars being moved to the outskirts of town near the canal road, with one of the main reasons being the temples proximity to the bar scene there. Of early 2009 the bars still ply their trade and all seems fit to continue the way its been going since the 1990s.
Animals often are looked after at the temple and fed by the monks. There are several cats as well as dogs. Siamese cats are also evident. In times of old monks would rely on them to act as sentinals and guards at night while the monks slept. At this temple there are several of them continuing this tradition.
Other temples around Hua Hin include:
Wat Bor Fai - Notable for its Catfish pond, its just 4km north of Hua Hin
Wat Koh Takieb - Temple on the mountain south of Hua Hin.
Wat Khao Krailas - Situated west of Hua Hin.